Brazil’s poultry exports to the region witness significant growth
Brazil’s total poultry exports, including raw and processed items, rose by 5.7% from USD 6.848 billion in 2016 to USD 7.236 billion in 2017.
According to the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA), 33.51% of this figure corresponded to the Middle East which accounted for USD 2.4 billion, up by 2.1%.
The biggest buyers of Brazilian poultry products in the Arab World were Saudi Arabia (USD 1 billion), the UAE (USD 517 million), Iraq (USD 192 million) and Kuwait (USD 190 million).
Among the key factors driving Brazil’s strong performance are the fact that the country is safe from avian flu, good diplomatic ties with the international markets, and the superior quality of its poultry products.
Secretary general and ABCC CEO Dr. Michel Alaby said: “The latest figures released by the Brazilian Animal Protein Association reflect continued efforts by both parties to nurture trade relations between Brazil and the Middle East. The recent hike in Brazilian poultry exports to the region indicates growing demand for raw and processed poultry items from Brazil. I am confident that this trend will continue to rise, given the superior quality of our products and stronger ties between Brazil and the Arab World.”